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Kelsey Wang Joins the Cast of The Young and the Restless

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The Young and the Restless has added actress Kelsey Wang to their acting ensemble.  Wang has been cast in the role of “Allie”, who the show teases is a ‘mysterious, young professional who catches the eye of one of Genoa City’s eligible bachelors.’

Wang also has appeared on General Hospital in the role of “Daisy Kwan”.  Her other credits include: Netflix’s Daredevil, the dual language pilot, Journey to the East, and Chimerica, which made its U.S. premiere at the Studio Theater in Washington, D.C.

Look for Kelsey to debut on the Thursday, March 10th episode of the CBS daytime dramas series.

Now the question is; could Allie’s emergence on the canvas be tied to Jack Abbott’s (Peter Bergman) new story?

On Monday’s episode of Y&R, Jack and Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) discussed a key text message location that said “Hao Nguyen.” Jack mentions his ex-wife Luan’s maiden name was Nyguyen and her father’s name was Hao.  He says this can’t be the same person and is shocked.

All of this came after the mysterious text Jack received that mentioned there is ‘something he has been looking for in Los Angeles’.  Now, Phyllis speculates that the message could be from his son with Luan … Keemo!  Could Allie also be part of this story? Stay tuned.

So, who do you think Kelsey will become romantically involved with from the eligible men in Genoa City? Share your thoughts below.

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Timmm
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Timmm

This is great! This actress was on GH and was very good. She is pretty and is a good actress. Maybe she is related to Jack? Maybe a possible Nick romance?

Johnny
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Johnny

She would be Noah’s age.

Michael
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Michael

Why is the show revisiting this story when Peter Bergman hated the original story all of those years ago? Makes absolutely no sense to me.

hollyoaksboi
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hollyoaksboi

Just because she’s Asian-American doesn’t mean she has to be related to Jack, and no one has said that’s what her story will be. I mean, knowing the lazy writing at Y&R there’s a good chance she will be his granddaughter or some other relation. But there’s also a chance she’s just someone new in town who happens to have Asian heritage.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

It does make sense, Michael…they want to make sure to keep the show boring the way it’s been for quite a while now and this is the best way to do it…I remember all the yawning I did when that story was going on years ago.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

My thoughts exactly, James. They must have a deal with No-Doze.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Boys that’s for sure, and I don’t expect anything different in this generation.

Damien
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Damien

And Peter Bergman s feelings on the writing matter? You mean he actually gets to do something besides twiddling his fingers awkwardly when he walks in a room and gives sage advice?
Pls. Was Sharon Case jumping up and down when she found out LML that horrible writer was killing off Brad who she was hot and heavy at the time and putting her with a man twice her age Jack? Or even better when she married her father in law Victor? Gross. Actors feelings shouldnt dictate story.
What doesnt make sense is how Josh Griffith still has a job!

JenW
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JenW

Hopefully it’s Noah so we can finally see a smile on his face.

joyce
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joyce

No Noah! Give her a chance to act her part ( whatever that might be) I really don’t see where she will fit in…but, give Aunt Tracie to connect with someone in the family!Also, if she have a career, maybe a job at jabot or with Nick at Hope! Looking forward to see if her Mother will be joining the case as well?✅

hollyoaksboi
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hollyoaksboi

Hooray, she looks “young” and sounds “restless.” So hopefully will help kick some life into this moribund show.

Harry
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Harry

Good! A possible love interest for Noah, the lovelorn puppy dog! He can stop mooning over his sister’s fiancé.

matthew
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matthew

It would be far more interesting if it were his son than a grandchildl

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

matthew
I think he’d be too old by now and Keemo is way older than Kyle.

Kay
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Kay

I enjoyed the storyline of Keemo but I know PB hated it ! I would say she might be the granddaughter to Jack ! This could be a fantastic storyline and her mixing up with Noah who has so much potential but they have given him nothing to work with /but then we are talking about JG who just can’t write ! Ugh

Nancy B.
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Nancy B.

Noah. She will probably turn out to be Jack’s daughter.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Too young to be his daughter.The man is in his sixtys.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Just when I think no one’s on the ball anymore at Y&R, this happens. Can someone please tell me why?

Timothy Burtlow
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Timothy Burtlow

I remember her from GH,certainly sounds like she’ll be involved with Noah which may finally get him something to do besides mope around after Tessa

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Granddaughter to Jack is likely as Keemo by now would be pushing 50. I found it odd that whole storyline was forgotten as if nothing ever happened. Keemo is an Abbot and the family could use a boost.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I think it’s pretty obvious that this young girl is Jack’s granddaughter and we won’t have to watch Noah hopelessly pining after a lesbian, wonderful gal that she is but he’s got to realize it was never meant to be.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

“pining after a lesbian”: funny line, Violet. We’ve all been there. 🙂

Satan
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Satan

Yep, even a Devil knows the pain of falling for the wrong succubus now and then.

Harry
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Harry

Hey Violet. It’s akin to watching Pepe Le Pew pine after a cat.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

O.K guys, thanks for the responses, but Harry, yours really stinks!

Satan
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Satan

Ironically, for a while there it looked like she might have been a lesbian on GH… since it appeared they were going to pair her up with Kristina. I think they would have made a cute couple… but instead all we got was that Dawn of the Dead cult stupidity that just dragged on and on and on… and in reality hasn’t even ended yet, given the whole Willow birth certificate nonsense.

And poor Daisy didn’t even stick around for the whole story.

Fairie
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Fairie

I vote Nick all day long!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Faire
Voting him for what??

Pat
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Pat

She will be Keemo’s daughter and she will be Noah’s new love interest.

Margherita
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Margherita

Maybe Allie is the past love of Noah from his time in London, for we don’t know anything about that heartbreak other than it devastated Noah. Regardless, I do think that she will have a significant storyline with Noah, which would be great so that he can get over his feelings for Tessa. And it would be interesting if she is connected to Jack’s son Keemo, possibly his daughter. Nguyen is one of the most common last names from Vietnam lineage.

Harry
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Harry

Oh interesting theory, Margarita. I think
You might be on to something.

Celia
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Celia

I think she is Keemo’s daughter—ergo, Jack’s granddaughter. While I respect introducing this beautiful girl, I ask —why now? My memory of Keemo is foggy, but I have been mentioning the complete disregard of his existence, off and on, because my grandmother keeps lamenting, ” I wonder what happened to Keemo!”…LOL. She had really taken a liking to him and still talks about him and his mother, Luan. I find Jack’s excuse ( thanks to these aggravating writers) sort of lame—seriously? Your son has cut all ties with you?A parent who loves his/her child would never give up making amends… Read more »

Margherita
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Margherita

Right there with you Celia. When someone has a bone marrow transplant, they need to be in the Bone Marrow Transplant unit in the hospital for a minimum of 6 weeks wince their immune system is completely shot in order to not reject the bone marrow. There is no way that baby would be home right now! And yes, to Ronan returns. That’s the only way I will be able to tolerate Phyllis, for she drives me insane.

Celia
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Celia

Exactly, Margherita—We all know it’s a soap—but as it is my wont to say—-throw a little reality into the mix. These writers keep stepping on their own toes, then go to “lunch” ( part of Soaphound’s amazing precis), while we get the bone. If I want to watch “Fantasy”, I can switch on Netflix. Ronan, Ronan, Ronan—where art thou, Ronan—-other than Michelle Stafford, I doubt we will get a more explosive chemical reaction with anyone else—I felt their heat. LOL. We disagree on one thing. I love Michelle as Phyllis ….-my favorite, she is!! But, that’s OK—-it makes for a… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

In other news, Devon consults with Dr.Nat on a medical trial which will help Devon develop lactation ducts so he can breast feed Baby Chancellor- Newman-Abbott-Winters. Stay tuned for Devon starring in the role made famous by Rebecca de Mornary, The Hand that Rocks the cradle.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh Harry, just what we need…ANOTHER Devon story. Next to feeding his own child, maybe he can also self reproduce! This sordid tale has gone on so long, Dom should be ready for college by this summer. And Chance’s hair will remain looking like the entry to King Solomon’s Mines.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh Celia, can you imagine the “think-tank” meeting on this decision? Something like this:

EXECUTIVE #1: “Let’s see, we have all these available, brilliant, beautiful actors playing Kevin, Gloria, Lauren, Traci, Ashley, Paul, Esther, Jill. Instead, let’s bring in ANOTHER character we won’t know what to do with, except pawn her off on Noah. Yeah, yeah, whaddaya think? Oh, and lots more CHABON (Chance/Abby/Devon) because our contract with No-Doze is up for renewal.”

EXECUTIVES #2 thru #29: “Fine. Where’s lunch?”

Celia
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Celia

HaHaHa, Soaphound—Bull’s eye!!!! Execs#1 thru #29 have such vision, no?—-they just know how to employ the right “ingredients” to “monotonyville” while boring the living caca out of the viewer!! So, I hear that Kyle and Summer are being recast. Hmmmm—-makes me wonder if an imbroglio is in the making—Kyle versus Keemo ( or vice versa)—sibling rivalry—except that Kyle is young enough to be his brother’s son…..better yet, Keemo’s daughter ( maybe?) and Summer will sharpen their finger nails, at the ready, for a cat-fight? Perhaps, I shall be the scribe and propose a plot-line—-with spice!!LOL I can’t keep up—-why? No… Read more »

Damien
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Damien

Another much ado about nothing . She will be stuck in story purgatory or even better if the viewers arent excited enough with all the going ons she’ll share screen time with Devon, Abby, Mariah and Tessa! Yayyyyy!!!

S. A.
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S. A.

I think she will appear as Kemo’s wife. Maybe she is reaching out to Jack in hopes that he will visit and a reconciliation will happen between Jack and his son.

Johnny
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Johnny

Allie will be Jack’s granddaughter, and it’s about time!!! He could have 3 grandchildren!!

BBWSTL
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BBWSTL

Noah’s the target.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Gosh, they haven’t even started this lousy SL yet and I’m F.F all these Abbott and Phyllis scenes. I could care if Jack has a long lost G.D who evidently is filled with possibly inherited pain, hate and animosity towards Jack and his family, and as everyone is predicting,poor Noah will probably try helping her out, and the rest will be history some day.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

So right, VIOLET..I’m glad you said it because I was starting to feel guilty for not liking yet another new story. Seeing Traci was the only bright spot for me. And Jack, though bereaved, is acting like Bambi, scared of his own shadow. Oops, does that make Traci & Phyllis into Flower and Thumper? Yikes!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound
I think maybe I spoke too soon regarding Jack’s probable granddaughter. Iam so sick of seeing sad-sack Noah strolling into C.L and getting the third degree from his mother and or father about his nightlife or life in general. I don’t know why he puts up with them constantly in his business. How much you wanna bet they will be sticking their noses in when he starts showing interest in this girl?
Also, hope this Allie isn’t as whiney and desperate as the one on Days.

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Bryan Craig Teases His Role in Upcoming ‘Joker’ Sequel

Former General Hospital star and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan Corinthos) has been quite busy these days with his continuing role on Freeform’s Good Trouble and now the biggest tease of all!

Craig took to his Instagram account and posted an intriguing pic, which from all indications mean he has landed a part in the upcoming motion picture Joker sequel Folie à Deux! (“Madness for Two”).

Because details on the upcoming film have been top secret, Craig erased his character’s name on his cast parking sign when he posted the image.

What we do know is that the upcoming Joker sequel will see the return of Joaquin Phoenix in his Oscar-winning role as Arthur Fleck. The cast includes Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn, plus Brendan Gleeson, Zazie Beets, and Catherine Keener.

The film is due out in 2024.

Looking forward to seeing Bryan in Folie à Deux? Comment below.

 

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Lori Loughlin To Make Holiday Movie For Great American Family

Lori Loughlin (Ex-EON and Full House) will be making a holiday movie for Great American Family. Look for production to start later this year.

The announcement of the upcoming Christas pic follows on the heels of Loughlin’s Fall Into Winter which dropped on January 28th on GAF.

The movie marked Lori’s first romantic comedy screen appearance since serving time in 2020 for her part in the college admissions scandal. She returned to acting after her prison time, and after being let go by the Hallmark Channel in When Hope Calls which was a spinoff of When Calls the Heart.

Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Great American Media had previously shared: “Lori is a genre-defining star that I have had the honor to call a close friend and collaborator for more than 15 years. We have a shared vision for creating meaningful and memorable movies that resonate with our passionate fans, and I look forward to welcoming her back to Great American Family to anchor our 2023 winter programming slate.”

So what do you think of a Lori Loughlin/Great American Family holiday film on the way for later in 2023? Comment below.

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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